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were closing their doors. this has been a lifeline for the automobile manufacturers around america. it is probably the one stimulus part that has worked very well, very seamlessly. i think the house of representatives agreed with that. they put another $2 billion of money into the program with over 300 votes. this is not insignificant. it was done in a short time. the people's representatives get it because the people get that. this is a wildly popular program. people loved to buy cars. the american government -- our government is not buying cars for people. we are providing an incentive to go to dealerships in trade in a card that gives a very high gas mileage for a card that gives lower gas mileage. when-wind. we are taking carbon dioxide out of the environment. we are taking these automobiles off the road -- a win-win for everyone. >> you have gone to $1 billion and another $2 billion allocated by the house. if that run stride -- >> we believe that $2 billion that we are hopeful that the house will pass this week that will be signed by the president this week will take us throug
their constituents all over america, particularly those who already gone to the dealerships and purchased an automobile. >> when you say in the pipeline, those transactions entered in before the balers closed yesterday? >> new transactions that will be transacted tomorrow -- there will be a good faith effort that they will be paid. if someone goes into a show ring tomorrow and buys a car, the money will be available to remit to them -- i the $3,500 or $4,500. we will continue the program until we see what the senate does. i believe that the senate will pass this. i have great faith in the senate and i have great faith in this program because it is a wildly popular. the centers will see their way to pass the $2 billion. i feel pretty good about that. >> if the senate does not act, with the administration need to tap the tarp funds or some other funding? >> the conclusion is that the tarp money cannot be used for this. it is clear in the legislation that this would not be allowed. that is the reason that we went back to congress. there was a scramble on thursday night when we announced 20 w
>> this fall, enter the home to america's highest court from the grand public places to those ornl accessible by the nine justices. the supreme court coming the first sunday in october on c-span. >> karen ignani is our guest. president and c.e.o. of america's health insurance plan, the trade organization here in washington which she has headed since it was founded in 2003. she has spent her entire career in health policy. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> let me introduce our two reporters. jennifer. for the water post and "washington post".com. let's start. >> you've been quoted as saying august is going to be a make or break month for health care. the president has said the same thing. so far we've seen a lot of anger, hostility and questions on what is in the bill. if it continues at this pace through the entire month, what impact will that have when congress returns? >> i think if it continues down this path, august will be a lost opportunity to develop in consensus that needs to be developed on the part of the american people. and i think the important crucial thing f
as they provide their insight about the court and the building. the supreme court, home to america's highest court. the first sunday in october on c-span. >> you are watching news makers and our guest is dr. thomas [unintelligible] dr. friedman, thank you for your time today. >> good to be here. >> joining us is lauren with the associated press and maggie fox of reuters. thanks for coming in. maggie fox, you get the first question. >> dr. friedman, i will start off here. this week, the president's council of science advisers issued a report on swine flu, h1n1 flu. it gave a clue as to what the impact of the united states would be. can you tell us how the cdc to seize the various aspects of that report and whether you think some of the numbers might have been overblown or exaggerated? i think one of the numbers was that 90,000 people could be expected to die this flu season. . . >> how can we plan to surge up when those plans are underway? what can we do to vaccinate people as quickly as possible when vaccine becomes available? how could we make sure people have underlying health co
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